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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

If you have a dog or cat or are thinking about getting one in the near future, you’ll want to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers.  However, “pet-friendly” can actually be quite vague. Unfortunately, “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from property to property. Some pet-friendly properties might really give you the option to have a a pet, but with breed or size restrictions. While other Fishers apartments have additional amenities for your pet like dedicated parks for your dog to play or free waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, what criteria should you use to locate one that is perfect for you and your pet?

Start By Reviewing The Community’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as friendly to dogs and cats as the apartment community’s pet policy. The pet policy details the guidelines you must follow when renting with a pet. Some pet policies give great flexibility and permit you to own any pet you want. Some don’t allow certain the types of dogs you can keep. Others may put limitations on how many pets you’re allowed, as well as how much they weigh. And some other policies forbid dogs completely and only let you have housebound cats or small caged animals.

Few apartments place limits on cat breeds. It’s more common to have a pet policy that restricts how many pets are permitted in a single household. There also might be extra charges connected to your pets, such as increased monthly rent or costs for cleaning after move-out, or a pet deposit due at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of conditions doesn’t mean that the property isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you and your pet fit the parameters. But if you have a dog such as a Great Dane, or are caring for a whole bunch of kittens, you should check the policy before getting invested in the property.

Inspect The Amenities For Pets During Your In-Person Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just like you would inspect the pool on your in-person tour, be sure to check out the amenities for pets. Dedicated dog parks help your pooch burn off excess energy and give you a place where they can socialize. Walking stations with waste disposal bags, trash cans, and communal water bowls help keep the community clean. Some apartments even offer pet playdates or grooming discounts for residents!

While these amenities for pets look great on paper, the measure of their friendliness to pets is how well they’re maintained. If the area for dogs to play hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s more or less useless. Properties that welcome pets make certain that waste disposal bags are consistently refilled and that the trash cans aren’t overflowing. Basically, when you set up your in-person tour in Fishers, be sure to note whether the pet amenities are as well-cared for as the accommodations for the human residents.

Read A Number of Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Attitudes

If you can’t determine whether a property is a good place for a pet or not, be sure to take a look at reviews on the Fishers apartment complex. Many apartment dwellers view their pets as an important part of the family and willingly share their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You might learn that the maintenance staff carries doggie treats to pass out during service calls. Or that the complex’s office sets up a pet adoption event with the humane society. You probably are safe to put those in the pet-friendly category.

Apartment reviews will also expose the complexes that refuse to give back security deposits at move-out because of costs associated with pet cleaning, or those who impose exorbitant rent for pets. Try not to let one single unflattering review sway you, but if you notice a lot of displeased pet owners, then you may think about looking at another complex.

The Flats at Switch Would Be A Great New Home In Fishers For Both You And Your Dog Or Cat

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure to check out The Flats at Switch. We’re happy to to have you visit the apartment where you and your pet can be happy. Give us a call at 317-597-5275 or click the button below to schedule a tour.  We also have virtual tours! If you can’t come in for a visit, take a look at our detailed virtual tours.

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